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Originally Posted by chemicalfan View Post

For the love of God, stay away from Wubi. It is a curse.
If you don't fancy using a LiveCD/DVD/USB, go down the virtual machine route. Virtualbox is free, it's more complicated than using a LiveCd straight up, but has the advantage that it is "persistant" (changes are saved between reboots - something that on-the-whole isn't possible on CDs or DVDs)
^ that times a million.
I really couldn't agree more.
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Just curious, why the negative kick to Wubi's pants? I use it on my laptop due to a small HDD that can't be defragged enough to partition properly. Benn running for a couple years now.
Wubi-like installers have existed for more than a decade and back then they made a lot sense. However these days they create more problems than they solve as USB-distros and VirtualMachines offer all the same features of Wubi except without the ability to completely fsck your computer up when it goes wrong. Plus Wubi depends upon a FAT32 file system, which is just wrong!
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Well personally I have never had any problems with and Wubi installations mucking up the host drive, I've had one or two GRUB errors after a kernel upgrade which was an easy fix.
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I use Linux Mint 11 which I like very much. I use the 64bit from the DVD (has all codecs and such)
Easy to use. I don't like Linux Mint 12 as it has the garbage type stuff the newer Ubuntus have also.
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